ExplorOz Podcast Episode 1 :The Adventure of Leaving Corporate Life for the Open Road

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2023 at 20:21

ExplorOz - David & Michelle

In our latest podcast episode, we dive into the exhilarating story of David and Michelle, two individuals who bravely decided to leave their corporate lives behind and embark on a life-changing adventure. With a passion for travel and a desire for a life less ordinary, they found themselves trading their city lives for the endless roads of Australia.

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David and Michelle's adventure began 25 years ago with a scuba diving holiday in Vanuatu. This holiday was not just a break from their corporate grind, but a catalyst for a complete lifestyle change. Inspired by their experiences and conversations with fellow travelers, they decided to quit their high-paying jobs, sell everything they owned, and embark on an unplanned journey around Australia.

In this process, they joined the Toyota Land Cruiser Club, purchased a troop carrier, and set off for Cape York following a cancer scare for David to begin their adventure. David's knowledge of the internet led to the creation of a website, Beach and Beyond, where they documented their travel and scuba experiences. This platform, which started as a personal journal, soon attracted a following of 10,000 like-minded individuals, and was the birthplace of their future business, ExplorOz.

During their travels, David and Michelle had a heartwarming experience in Birdsville, a small town that inspired them to use their platform to support local businesses. They developed a business plan and created a customer management system for regional businesses. To fund this endeavour, they returned to Sydney to pick up contract work, all while continuing their journey across the continent to Perth.

The creation of ExplorOz was an organic process. It was a fusion of their passion for travel, their understanding of the internet, and the growing community of followers they had gathered through their website. The business model evolved, integrating maps and continuously adapting to the needs of their audience.

In this podcast episode, David and Michelle share their adventures and the valuable lessons they've learned along the way. From understanding the importance of living life on your terms to recognising the potential of turning a passion into a successful business, their story is a testament to the power of courage, resilience, and a spirit of adventure.

In our next episode, we will delve deeper into the workings of the ExplorOz business, exploring the various aspects that have contributed to its growth and success. Stay tuned for more insights into the remarkable journey of David and Michelle, the corporate escapees who dared to dream and live their dream. Their story is not just an adventure but a tale of love, entrepreneurship, and the pursuit of a life less ordinary.

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